We were treated to performances by six excellent young organists. Polina Sosnina was the winner of the Advanced Category. In addition to a cash prize, Polina wins the EOA trophy, and a recital opportunity in Chelmsford Cathedral. Please watch this space for more details! Alex Evans was the winner of the Intermediate category, and Oliver Parker was the winner of the Beginner category. A massive congratulations to all our winners, and to all those who took part.
We are delighted to welcome Mr Stephen King as our new Treasurer and Hon. Secretary. Stephen is organist of Brentwood Cathedral, and is active as a trustee for the Royal College of Organists.
Keenan Ngo was the winner of the Intermediate category at the EOA's annual organ competition, which was held at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Brentwood, on 18th March 2017. Keenan is the current organ scholar at St Laurence Parish Church, Upminster. In addition to a cash prize, he was presented with the EOA trophy.
The Christopher Kingsley Memorial Fund for Organists was launched at St Nicolas Parish Church, Witham, on 21st January 2017. More details about the fund will be available in due course.
We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan Eyre to the Association as our new Treasurer and Hon. Secretary. Jonathan is a freelance organist operating in and around London, and previous posts have included Bradford and Chester Cathedrals.
The new EOA website is now live. The data from the old website is still present, but we have also included new pages focusing on Education and Organs of Essex. We want to hear about members' activities and successes. Do get in touch with any news you would like to share!